Tagged: antibiotics

European Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance welcomed

The European Commission has announced a 12-point Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance. The Department welcomes this five-year action plan and will be reviewing and updating its strategy for antimicrobial resistance, … Read more → – European Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance welcomed

The week: issue 223

Time is running out to register for the NHS Chief Executives Conference 2011. Find out how in this week’s edition which also includes a number of publications items. Download ‘the … Read more → – The week: issue 223

Hospitals urged to think hard before using antibiotics

Caption reads: If you have a cough, cold, flu or sore throat, don't ask for antibiotics. This is a video still showing a duck heading in the direction of a signpost that says 'quack'

Doctors and nurses are being asked to think twice before they prescribe antibiotics in a bid to prevent patients from being given them too much and developing resistance to these … Read more → – Hospitals urged to think hard before using antibiotics

Chief Nursing Officer bulletin – October 2011

In this issue, read Christine Beasley’s voicepiece on the second phase of the NHS Future Forum, find out more about the now live NHS Commissioning Board Authority and get updated … Read more → – Chief Nursing Officer bulletin – October 2011

Support European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European antibiotic awareness day

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patient safety in England, Europe and worldwide. The number of infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria is growing. Every year, European … Read more → – Support European Antibiotic Awareness Day